Top 88 Russell Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Russell Quotes from famous people such as Jalen Rose, T. J. Miller, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jacki Weaver, Bill Cosby, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Russell Westbrook, giving $1 million to UCLA, it's nobl

Russell Westbrook, giving $1 million to UCLA, it’s noble. It’s recognizable. It’s something that’s going to create a legacy for his name for years to come. It’s philanthropic work.
Jalen Rose
Russell Brand is lovely, even though he’s a weirdo.
T. J. Miller
I am not Russell Westbrook. I do not have the same name, same body type, stuff like that. So, I’m just going to try to be myself and be the best me and everything else will take care of itself.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Every director’s so different. Everybody has their own modus operandi and I love getting to know different directors in the way they work. David O. Russell is very exciting to be with because he’s got a mind like quicksilver.
Jacki Weaver
As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by ‘survival of the fittest.’
Bill Cosby
I worked with people I admire; Josh Lucas, who I’d worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with.
Andre Braugher
I could turn Russell Westbrook into an All-Pro free safety.
Greg Olsen
I could never understand the attraction of Bette Davis. I always preferred Jane Russell.
Richard Griffiths
I’m challenged by people like Russell Crowe and Sean Penn who come in with such incredible discipline and power.
Josh Lucas
What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe’s? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best.
Javier Bardem
There’s never a dull moment on a David O. Russell set. But that’s the beauty of it. That’s the magic.
Edgar Ramirez
I was overwhelmed meeting him. I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know whether to call him ‘Coach Russell,’ ‘Bill,’ or ‘Mr. Russell.’
Kenny Smith
To be front and center watching Keri Russell work is amazing.
Miriam Shor
The Russell side of my family is a clan with some serious genetics.
Wyatt Russell
A couple years ago, the novelist Russell Banks told me he was reading the ancient Greek historian Herodotus. I asked why. He said, ‘Because I’ve always wanted to and am tired of having my reading assigned.’ I thought it was a marvelous declaration of independence.
Richard Russo
I really want to work with Tom Hardy. Christian Bale and Russell Crowe are also on my list. Those are my top three actors. As far as actresses go, Kate Beckinsale, because she’s so smokin’ hot.
Ryan Guzman
I’ve had albums out since the 1970s. I was in a musical, ‘The Boy Friend,’ directed by Ken Russell, and I was on Broadway in ‘My One And Only’ with Tommy Tune, so I’ve always been a singer, but I suppose people think of my modelling more.
Height doesn’t matter. You see guys like Tyrod Taylor, Brees, Russell Wilson: they’ve proven that it doesn’t matter.
Baker Mayfield
We take things to remind us of home. I think my favourite is a stuffed dog that was homemade from a picture of my little Jack Russell terrier.
Sunita Williams
I find Shakespeare terrifying. When Simon Russell Beale does a speech, I understand every word of it, but if I did the same speech, people would be going, ‘Huh? What?’
Olivia Colman
Something that my teammates always thought was going to be a punishment for me – sitting next to Coach Russell on the team bus – actually turned out to be the best moment of my life.
Kenny Smith
Like Russell, I enjoy the fact that when I’m playing solo, if I want to do something completely spontaneous, I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to cue the other musicians, or if it’s something that’s rehearsed.
Benny Green
The first thing I do each morning is get out of bed and give my dog, Audrey, a hug. She’s a Jack Russell. I think having an animal is a wonderful thing, particularly dogs. They are great levelers, there’s no nonsense with them, and they just want simple affection.
Donatella Versace
Russell Defreitas plotted to commit a terrorist attack that he hoped would rival 9/11.
Loretta Lynch
I’m doing ‘Rock of Ages’ one day, making out with Russell Brand. Soon after that, I’m advocating with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Cynthia Nixon for marriage equality.
Alec Baldwin
Bill Russell is one of the greatest players of all time.
Rudy Gobert
Keri Russell is one of the prettiest girls I’ve ever seen in my life. She’s one of those girls that doesn’t have that thing when you walk into the trailer in the morning, and your face is all bashed in – like a lot of actors, even the beautiful and handsome ones.
Jennifer Coolidge
I learned a lot from Russell T. Davies, who is the most wonderful writer.
Lesley Sharp
I have been very interested in the number of kids who have read the Sherlock Holmes books after reading the Mary Russell books. That’s great. That’s more or less how I rediscovered the Holmes books.
Laurie R. King
You can’t believe Russell Crowe is the same actor who won an Oscar one year ago for Gladiator.
Joel Siegel
I am a junior senator, ninety-fifth on the seniority list, and so by Senate standards, my office in the Russell Senate Office Building is less than splendid.
Jim Webb
I live with an 18-month-old Jack Russell named Chicken.

I live with an 18-month-old Jack Russell named Chicken. He moved in about 15 months ago, and it was very hard at first because I work a lot and he doesn’t.
Liev Schreiber
I’m good friends with Jay Leno, good friends with Ed O’Neill, Melanie Fiona and Russell Simmons.
Kevin Hart
No player in NBA history has driven me crazier, night after night after NIGHT, than the Thunder storm that can be Russell Westbrook, No. 0.
Skip Bayless
Russell Westbrook’s just a wild guy.
Markieff Morris
The only thing we know for sure about superiority in sports in the United States of America in the 20th century is that Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics teams he led stand alone as the ultimate winners.
Frank Deford
I did this film with Russell Crowe called ‘The Water Diviner,’ which took place just after WWI. It was fascinating because the weapons between WWI and WII were very different. I had to learn how to ride horses in a battle setting. It was important that we rode a certain way.
Jai Courtney
Bill Russell was my favorite player of all-time.
Bill Walton
At the end of the day, no one has won more games than Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks to start a guy’s career, right. So success there has also made them a little, you know, it’s almost spoiled them a little bit.
Greg Olsen
My favorite movie is ‘The Women’ from 1939. It’s been my favorite movie since I was like 12 years old. I love the dialogue, really. It’s just a lot of really strong female performances. Rosalind Russell kills it, you know.
Anna Kendrick
Russell joined the team in December, 1956, following the Olympics.
Bob Cousy
When somebody asks about the greatest players in history, I start with Bill Russell. More than the best player is the MVP, and the MVP in the history of team sports is Bill Russell.
Bobby Knight
More than anything, I wanted the role of Kitty Russell, even though some people couldn’t see me as that character.
Amanda Blake
If Russell Crowe says that he’s Noah, he’s Noah. You never doubt it. If he says that he’s the Gladiator, he’s the Gladiator. He’s every character that he says he is. I’ve never doubted anything that he’s done.
Ryan Gosling
I had all the Bill Cosby albums. ‘To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With’ – I knew every word.
Sean Hayes
I have an acting crush on Gene Hackman; I have an acting crush on Tommy Lee Jones. Gary Cooper. Jimmy Cagney. Michael Gambon. Simon Russell Beale.
Norbert Leo Butz
I really like dramas that have a tone of comedy in them or the opposite, and those are done by people like Alexander Payne and Jason Reitman but also Spike Jonze and David O. Russell and Paul Thomas Anderson, the Coen Brothers.
Jason Bateman
Let’s face it: Russell Crowe is fat and no one ever talks about it.
Nia Vardalos
Much as I respect Russell Brand’s point of view, I’m in the opposite camp to him about voting. I think it’s enormously important to engage with the electoral process.
Ben Miller
When an actor commits himself to a role as fully as Russell Crowe does in the grandiose and silly ‘Gladiator,’ you may ask yourself why and at the same time thank him for his absorption in the part.
Elvis Mitchell
I don’t want to name drop, but Russell Crowe is the most famous person in my phone.
Jai Courtney
Ken Russell was wonderful to me. I’d heard all these things about how he’d yell and scream at people, but I found him to be a very nice, normal person.
I loved ‘Gladiator’ when I was young. Russell Crowe was a big inspiration; the fact that he plays my father in ‘Noah’ was amazing.
Douglas Booth
Arthur Russell is very important to me on many levels, and when I read Tim Lawrence’s biography on him, ‘Hold on to Your Dreams,’ one of the things I took away was: first thought, best thought. I live by that when I make my own music.
My first introduction to Russell Westbrook was as a leader. It was pretty impressive.
Ben Howland
I made so many jokes about poor Russell Crowe, he once knocked on my dressing room door, and told me he wanted to go out on this chat show we were on to laugh with me. Now he’s ruined it. I can’t make another joke about him.
Joan Rivers
Personal honors never meant much to Bill Russell, one of America’s most successful athletes with 2 college titles, 1 Olympic gold medal and 11 – count ’em, 11 – N.B.A. championships with the Boston Celtics.
George Vecsey
I know, when I was in film school, some of my films were silly, but a lot of them were more dramatic. I don’t think I intentionally set out to do comedy stuff. I guess that’s a consequence of coming up working with David O. Russell and skewing toward those sensibilities.
Jeff Baena
George Benson’s ‘This Masquerade’ is my favorite version of Leon Russell’s blue gem.
Alice Ripley
I read books more than I go out. As a matter of fact, I get a little concerned about some of my anti-social habits. I will choose a night with Somerset Maugham or Russell Banks over a crowded bar any day.
Julie Bowen
I’ve known Russell Allen for over a decade now, and I’ve always thought he was a very underrated singer. He has one of the best voices in the business I’ve ever heard.
Mike Portnoy
I’m going to start a new career as a singer, I think. I’m going to go the way of Russell Crowe.
Orlando Bloom
'SI' came to me and said, 'We want you to do a story on

‘SI’ came to me and said, ‘We want you to do a story on Russell as the greatest team player,’ which I certainly agreed with.
Frank Deford
I am a Russell Brand fan. I’m one of the few people who think he did a cracker-jack job in ‘Arthur.’
Catherine Hicks
I genuinely liked all of the cast members very much. Steve had a wicked sense of humor. I remember Russell coming to my rescue, once. I watched Eric evolve before everyone’s eyes. Maurice loved what he did, so. He treated his character with respect, down to the costuming.
Madeleine Stowe
I had a good time working with Russell Crowe, Ron Howard and Ed Harris. It was a great cast and Russell worked really hard, doing tons of research and questioning everything.
Jennifer Connelly
I think it’s easy for directors to stay fresh more than actors, especially once an actor becomes a star. It’s hard for Russell Crowe to walk down a street or take a subway. I can fly coach.
Michael Mann
People are still programmed to think that if your child doesn’t get straight As, get A-levels and go to a Russell Group university, that somehow they are not going to achieve in life. I think that’s sad.
Angela Rayner
I’m glad you asked that question, because of any musical situation I’ve been in, the communication feels great here with Russell. He really pays close attention to what I’m doing because he cares.
Benny Green
You see a whole bunch of different looks in the NBA. Guys, like LeBron, have stylists now, and they do their own thing. Then you have Russell Westbrook, whose style is a little different. Every guy is wearing outfits to show their personality.
Chandler Parsons
If LeBron doesn’t care about the regular season, why should fans? The answer: Russell Westbrook. Where LeBron and others are content to rest and save themselves for games they feel are more important, Westbrook has gone a different way.
Joy Taylor
Russell Crowe is very difficult, but it’s worth it. He’s the real thing. I can tell you this. Russell Crowe was just as difficult before he was an international star as he was afterwards.
Taylor Hackford
I’d like a pop-up magazine with 45 articles on Russell Crowe. I’m like a teenager. I’d have ‘Teen Beat’ if I could, for grown-ups.
Caroline Rhea
I love Russell Crowe’s line to Oliver Reed in ‘Gladiator’ where he asks him, ‘Are you in danger of becoming a good man?’ It’s one of my favorite lines ever.
Jonathan Banks
Of all the four major sports, whether you like Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, maybe you like Bobby Orr, or you like Larry Bird or Tom Brady – Bill Russell is the greatest athlete to play in Boston.
Shannon Sharpe
Being brothers is why it’s worked so long. I have that security working with Russell. Working on my own, I’d be really nervous – I wouldn’t be able to take it.
Ron Mael
My son Matthew’s beloved dog is a Jack Russell. His name is Buster. Matthew picked him as a puppy, when he was tiny himself.
Rob Lowe
‘Doctor Who’ is really close to my heart, and I felt like I was a part of it at the best time, with Russell T.
Clive Standen
I absolutely am not the ‘de facto front man’ in The Mob – that title surely goes to Russell Allen, who is one of the best front men in the business. I am just happy to be part of the band and not necessarily leading it.
Mike Portnoy
My perfect day would be to go on a picnic up Mt. Wilson with Christopher Isherwood, Greta Garbo, Aldous Huxley, and Bertrand Russell.
Janet Fitch
You might not think of ‘conservation’ immediately when you think of Russell Crowe, but he is a great conservationist in his own right.
Terri Irwin
I don’t usually eulogise about people, but I saw Russell Brand doing stand-up before he was really high profile. I didn’t really know what to expect but I laughed until my belly ached.
Konnie Huq
I don’t know Russell Brand but I like him a lot. I think he’s a good guy.
Joe Wicks
David O. Russell is probably my favorite filmmaker. He’s not only a great director, but he’s also a great writer.
Adam McKay
Well, some people assume when Russell is singing that it is coming from his feelings, but sometimes he’s just playing a character.
Ron Mael
Kurt Russell is so dreamy. Plus, he’s great to work with, really respectful.
Vanessa Ferlito
My earliest influence was Quincy Jones. I thought ‘The Wiz’ soundtrack was the most amazing thing I’d ever heard. It was my first record and you had Michael Jackson, Ted Ross, Nipsey Russell and Diana Ross on it. I even took it to show and tell in third grade!
Jill Scott
Even the thunderous master-blasters, like Andre Russell and MS Dhoni, men who now make scoring more than 20 runs per over look simple, often thrive on the right side of an incredibly slender gap between six and out. They are not more lucky than anyone else. They are more brilliant.
AB de Villiers